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Dec 3, 2013 2:00am PST
gross was in prison four years ago in cuba. now in a new letter he appeals for president obama to personally intervene in his case saying extraordinary steps have been taken for other americans. the letter will be delivered today. part of a new strategy by his family to put direct pressure on the white house. a copy was given to "the washington post." >>> major snowstorm is set to hit part of the country! >> i know. it doesn't feel that like here. it's warm here. >> it is. indra petersons is covering that for us. >> i want to give you a jump-start. >> this is bad news? >> i have to start off the top with it. >> look at her smiling. >> 51 right now. that is our high today. i want to take you guys to saturday. notice where it's cold and look at the rest of the country. diving down. dallas in the 30s and st. louis the 20s and we're in the 40s. compared to everyone else, everything is relative, right? i like you think it looks good. a reason for this. we know the storm out in the pacific northwest is changing a lot and continue to push off to the east and the south today and let's
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
as happened in sacramento. but it doesn't stop there. those 300 people go home. obama care's in the news. they're talking to their friends about obama care. >> word of mouth. >> and they mention to their neighbor hey, i just signed up for obama care. and that's how this starts to spread. >> that as how it works in movies sometimes. this thing's working. go see it. in this case, it's more important, life and death. >>> up next, president obama returns to a theme we'll probably hear often over the next three years of his presidency, economic justice and social justice. this is "hardball," the place for politics. we're going across america to let people try the deep sweep power brush by oral-b for the first time. wow. it's "wow," you know? wow. wow. that feels wow! [ male announcer ] oral-b deep sweep, featuring three cleaning zones with dynamic power bristles that reach deep between teeth to remove up to 100% more plaque than a regular manual brush. it seems like it gets more to areas of your mouth that you can't reach with a regular toothbrush. [ male announcer ] guaranteed "wow" with deep swee
FOX Business
Dec 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
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NBC
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
for remarks and reaction from president obama to the sad news today. >> we are going to show you a picture of nelson mandela's statue here in washington, d.c. this is a live picture of the statue that stands here in the nation's capitol, a place he visited and had close ties with. the mandela family, the former president, nelson mandela met with our president and you mentioned the first lady and president obama when they went to south africa this year but remember a couple years ago -- >> now, let's hear from the president. >>> greetings from new york and as the worldcoms to grips with the news a few minutes ago, really, that nelson mandela died at the age of 95. our cameras are awaiting the arrival of president obama inside the white house briefing room in the west wing. this is obviously the stuff of a special association, a special relationship, more than what nelson mandela enjoyed with a string of american presidents, not only, of course, had president obama before he was president met nelson mandela, michelle obama, the first lady and both daughters spent time with him in south afric
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 7:00am PST
matthews' exclusive interview with president obama, and that's at 7:00 eastern on msnbc. >>> nbc news has learned that former new york police commissioner bill brattin is returning to the job he had decades ago. the mayor is expected to make the announcement in new york. bratton held the top cop position in new york, and los angeles. he is also an nbc and msnbc.com contributor. the crime rate in new york city under his watch went down. we'll keep an eye on that. >> an american teacher in texas has been shot to death in libya. it happened in ben ga gassy. a former principal at the school said the teacher was killed while jogging near his home. no one has claimed responsibility, but we will keep you posted on any developments. >>> brand new numbers on obama care are encouraging, but is it too late for the president's new pr push to work? the dnc chair debbie wasserman schultz joins us next. one could affect sex drive, but not energy or even my mood. that's when i talked with my doctor. he gave me some blood tests... showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number. [ male announcer ] today,
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm PST
fixed in the obama care website. now that's the good new, but that's not all the news. there's also some not so good news. security expert david joins us. >> thank you. >> he seems substantially satisfied, but he's more satisfied with things how they turned out at the end of november. are you now satisfied with the security element of this website? >> we testified in front of congress about the security issues identified. we identified at least 15 exposures. when the site was relaunched, the 30th deadline, we went and tested to look for those issue, and unfortunately, none of them had been fixed. and it doesn't look like any of the security was implemented into the site itself. so it doesn't look like anything was fixed from a security perspective. >> i remember the video where you were asked if you would enroll, and i think it was no, no, no, no. all for all four of you. is it still your view that you wouldn't get on because of the security issues. >> absolutely right. let's just say it's like a commercial website like amazon that's a porsche or my 1982 honda. they basically put a new p
ABC
Dec 1, 2013 11:35pm EST
gonzalez, abc news in the bronx, new york. >> the obama administration said the worst of the glitches on its health care website have been fixed. i spoke with ginger gibson, the congressional reporter for politico. >> so far, it is getting a passing grade but it will be incomplete at this point as it begins its second attempt to rollout. there haven't been real problems at this point. people are still able to login. haven't seen any big crashes or problems but it is not over yet. ,ots of people out shopping monday will probably be a big test. >> so when can we expect a mission accomplished banner? [laughter] >> i think the white house is being pretty cautious. a lot of tepid cheering from democrats today who don't want to be seen as kicking the football when they could still be down by seven points. >> the president's approval ratings are down quite a bit. he is seeing his numbers continue to fall. the rollout of this website has not been good for president obama. people are starting to question whether they trust him. republicans see that is something they can capitalize on, looking
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am PST
, everyone. i'm andrea mitchell in new york. the obama administration trying to get past disas true rollout kicking off a new campaign promoting benefits of the health care law. robert gibbs msnbc contributor and former white house press secretary during the president's first term and dr. zeke emanuel msnbc contributor and former special adviser on policy to the obama administration. welcome both. first to you, robert, if you were behind the podium today, what would you be saying about healthcare.gov? >> i think what they have said yesterday and clearly with the president being out there today, there is a subtle message that the website is functioning in a much better place because they understand that if they do an event that draws attention to health care and the website that traffic will greatly increase. so they clearly are demonstrating with today's events the necessity, i think, of today's events the digital architecture of healthcare.gov is greatly improved because they have confidence they can talk about the website and it won't crash. >> but zeke, what about the possible pitfalls d
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm PST
's, by the way, there's a new harvard political poll out that shows that president obama is losing the support of the millennials who put him in office. >> i heard that. how many newspapers do you have now in your syndication? talking about the americanes ca later. >> i need three more to hit 500, the magic number. >> this is one of the most successful columnists in the country. i'm so glad you've hooked up with msnbc. >>> up next, bill clinton clarifies his infamous comment about smoking marijuana and not inhaling. this is "hardball," the place for politics. i love having a free checked bag with my united mileageplus explorer card. i've saved $75 in checked bag fees. [ delavane ] priority boarding is really important to us. you can just get on the plane and relax. [ julian ] having a card that doesn't charge you foreign transaction fees saves me a ton of money. [ delavane ] we can go to any country and spend money the way we would in the u.s. when i spend money on this card, i can see brazil in my future. [ anthony ] i use the explorer card to earn miles in order to go visit my family, which
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
that we had a year ago, we would be at 8%. so, this is good news only in the context of an obama economy that isn't doing well. >> the "boston globe" had a story about the president's uncle who faced a deportation hearing, 2011. the white house said that the president had never met him. yesterday, jay carney, white house press secretary, said this. >> back when this arose, folks looked at the record, including the president's book, and there was no evidence that they had met. and that was what was conveyed. nobody spoke to the president. when pomar obama said the other day, and there were reports that he had said the other day that president obama, back when he was a law school student, had stayed with him in cambridge, i thought it was the right thing to do to go ask him. nobody had asked him in the past, and the president said, in fact, he had met omar obama when he moved to cambridge for law school and he stayed with him for a brief period of time until the president's apartment was ready. after that, they saw each other once every few months while the president was in cambridge, and
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
and a scholar. >> some days. doug, 59% of people in this new poll, they say it is unlikely that obama care's problems will be fixed in 2014. they're not believing i guess the president's assurances that it's almost fixed. >> which is what's behind two initiatives. first, the 21-day sales pitch for obama care that is starting to work and the other, which is to try and change the subject and the other to talk about income equality, because it's a message the president believes pete beats the republican message of no. in what obama's trying to do is change their mind and distract them to try to minimize the political. >> that's a tough mountain to climb, don't you think? this is all the talk, man, until you figure it out, got a big challenge. >> he's had a couple of year to get ready for this thing and failed miserably getting it out of the box. young people are not going to sign up and if you don't get a bunch of young people to take care of some old people like me, it's not going to o work. i think where he's making a mistake is by forcing the democratic party to go run on this. he's campai
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 4:00pm PST
balanced. >>> breaking news tonight. the federal obama care website is now seeing a 10% failure rate. good evening, everybody. i'm martha maccallum in tonight for greta van susteren. so, today they admitted that healthcare.gov is seeing errors in one out of every ten data transfers, after the so-called fixes they put in. so, how worried should you be about whether or not you really got the coverage that you were able to sign up for? congressm congressman, thank you for joining us tonight. >> thank you. >> that's a big number, one in ten seeing errors, and that's after they said they were experiencing that private sector velocity, right? >> i mean, the number could be as high as 25%, this report says. the very first person in my own congressional office, my chief of staff, justin harding, he went in, he signed up, he thought he signed up, then he went back into the system to have a look, and it showed up that he had signed up twice! and so, the back end of this is critical. there's no confidence in this. those are stunning numbers, and i worry that there are people out there who think they'
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm PST
reports. >> reporter: a fresh, new legal challenge to obama care began in federal court this week as a group of business owners and individuals from states who opted out of creating a state exchange are fighting an irs regulation which theybelieve is unlawful, financially damaging and exposes them to massive employer and individual obligations. david cleminsic of west virginia is one of the plaintiffs who says he will be affected. >> i'm a sole proprietor in a retail shop in a very small community, population 385, i believe it is now, and there's not a lot of customer base to grow for expansion. there's enough to maintain. i'm happy with where i am, but there's not enough to grow, and it would be an added expense that would make me have to really evaluate whether to continue to do business or not. >> reporter: the plaintiffs argue that the plain text of the law limits subsidies to consumers in states that have created their own exchange, making it illegal for them to be offered through the federal exchange. michael canon is director of health policy studies at the cato institute.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
officials identified the train's drivers william rocker fellow of german town, new york. he has never been disciplined. he is in hospital and will be interviewed by ntsb investigators on wednesday. >> president obama will kick off a campaign tuesday to promote the benefits of the affordable care act. the white house issued new figures showing that healthcare.gov is running smoothly. the website will be tested in the next three weeks as americans race to beat the insurance sign-up deadline. al jazeera's mike viqueira has more from washington. >> there is good new and bad news when it comes to the beleaguered website healthcare.gov. a largely lost two months, and now many of problems are fix, and not a moment too soon. some statistics they came out with. on october 1st they set a total of six individuals successfully logged on and enrolled for health insurance under the affordable care act. the error rate was 6%. now as of november 30th - that was the target date, the error rate is less than 1%. now up to 800,000 individuals can log on to the website in any given day - 50,000 at one time. st
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
tests are still spending. and the train's brakes were working properly. >>> president obama with a new push to sell his healthcare law from the white house. president obama is launching a 20-day campaign to win back critical support. mike viqueira joins us from the white house. mike, it has been--we have documented almost every day of the two months and the difficulty in the roll out. what would you say the president is trying to accomplish for today's event? >> there were a couple of things. number one, two weeks ago the president was abject in his apology, contrite about all of the in snafus and however you t to name it, all the problems, and the two months that was really lost. he said listen we've got most of this worked out. the vast majority of people who logged on are going to have a successful experience. let's turn the page. because over the course of the next three weeks if you're going to get insurance through the website, and you want to be insured by january 1st. the kick off date for obamacare then you got to get on the stick. he wanted to reassure americans that the hea
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am PST
'm chris hayes, the white house today got the best news it has had in two months about obama care. we will bring that news to you in a moment as well as the president's latest push to get young people to enroll. but it has always been the case, the political fate of obama care would rest ultimately on its performance, what it did for people's lives and not on the lies and slander directed at it from the right. and while the smears deployed against it get shorter and shorter we have the latest example. did you hear about the guy whose baby was denied coverage under obama care? >> those family plan quotes included myself, my wife, our 7, 5, and 7-year-old, and 18 month-old was left off. the response was no, they don't allow family plans under the age of 8. >> this guy tried to sign his family up for insurance on the new york state exchange and they refused to enroll his 18 month-old baby? obama care is anti-toddler? the story, as you might imagine, got a lot of pickup in the right wing media. the post surfaced again and again all over conservative press and of course landed distraught f
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00am PST
. >>> the young and the restless as president obama makes a pitch for the future to future leaders. a new survey shows serious skepticism and cynicism among millennials. protests across the country calling for an increase in minimum wage. the focus is fast food restaurants. can any change happen quickly? elizabeth warren said no thanks to 2016. new police reports put rob ford in the hot seat again and dennis rodman is headed to north korea. good morning from washington. it's thursday, december 5th, 2015. i'm luke russert for chuck todd. chuck is on the way back from a focus group in ohio. you don't want to miss "the daily rundown." it's a political junkie's dream. there may be an early christmas present taking shape on capitol hill. a budget agreement may be done within the week. negotiators are said to be optimistic about their chances. there lots of moving parts. here's what we are hearing about what's taking shape. it would well most likely be a two-year deal covering 2014 and 2015 and would fund the government as well as relieve the sequester cuts. it looks like the budget numb
CNN
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
meant to step on the field. . white house getting ready to roll out a new obama care campaign. brianna keilar is at the white house this morning. >> reporter: with some improvements to affordable health care website under his belt, is he making a pitch again. is it too soon? a live report is coming up. 1ñp farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? i use my citi thankyou card to get 2x the points at the coffee shop.at the office, which will help me get to a beach in miami and they'll be stuck at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards millions have raised their hand for the proven relief of the purple pill. and that relief could be in your hand. for many, nexium helps relieve heartburn symptoms from aci
CNBC
Dec 2, 2013 7:00pm EST
:00 p.m. pacific. new obama care enrollment numbers out. there are still glitches everywhere apparently. steve handelsman joins us with the details. >> reporter: the website's better but it doesn't mean it's good. the nbc news estimate is that 100,000 americans in november signed up for coverage using healthcare.gov. that's a much better number than in october. but it's way worse than what a dozen or so state exchanges have signed up. today administration sources said by 5:30 p.m. eastern time, the site had 750,000 visits. it slowed down at times. some people got "please wait" messages, so-called queuing going on but no crashes or freezes. but there's the back-end problem. like amazon.com. to work, it has to kick out a command for a lightbulb to be sent to you. that's the back end. healthcare.gov has a back end that sends an 834 file to insurance companies. no one will reveal how many or what percentage. but too many of those 834 files are bad. hard to decipher? impossible to use, some of them. so people who think they have coverage on january 1st in fact might not. >> if health plans d
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2013 9:00am PST
rock. back to you, alex. >> thanks so much. let's go to politics and new today, president obama is urging congress to extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million workers. their benefits are set to expire just three days after christmas. >> if congress refuses to act, it won't just hurt families already struggling, it will actually harm our economy. unemployment insurance is one of the most effective ways there is to boost our economy. when people have money to spend on basic necessities, that means more customers for our businesses and ultimately more jobs. >> the republicans meantime remain focused on obama care. north carolina congress woman renee elmhurst delivered the gop's response earlier today. >> families who work hard and by play the rules deserve some basic choices, fairness and relief. that's why the house has passed legislation to delay the individual mandate for all americans and let you keep the plan you like. these proposals are among the dozens of house passed jobs bills awaiting action in the democratic-run senate. >> meanwhile, good news on the latest jobs rep
FOX
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm PST
. [ applause ] >> the president said it's time for the world to set new targets. president obama outlined plans to meet with partners worldwide for joint prevention goals for other country. >>> anti-abortion actives are circulating a petition against a clinic that will open on the peninsula. hundreds signed the petition to oppose the clinic on el camino real and redwood city. many say it will provide healthcare services to women on the peninsula. the clinic was reportedly opening today but planned parenthood has not confirmed that. >>> early numbers are in, and it looks like cyber monday is a big hit. according to figures released a short time ago, online shopping was up 21% compared to the same time last year. of that online traffic, a third of it was from people using smartphones tablets. the national retail federation said eight in ten are offering special cyber monday deals. >> take advantage of deal sites as well as online databases that help collect all the information in one place. it really takes hard work out of it for you. >> analysts say cyber monday sales could reach $2 billion th
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 3:00pm PST
. and from new hampshire senator kelly ayotte, obama care is still a mess. it's not a mess to people who can finally afford insurance, who are getting free preventive care, who aren't being discriminated against because of pre-existing conditions. but they don't think about that. they focus on attacking the president. >> i don't know how you fix the many fundamental problems of this program. >> this thing is going to be an unmitigated political disaster for the president. >> this really feeds into the president's competence. that's really the question now that people have. is the president competent to do his job? >> here's the question. here's the question people really have. just how desperate is the right. they didn't want this law to work, didn't want it to help people, but it is. so how much longer can they keep up these attacks? it's working. and they're the ones losing. joining me now are congress woman jan schakowsky, democrat of illinois, and salon.com's joan walsh. thank you both for being here. >> thank you, reverend al. >> congresswoman, your republican colleagues have tried ever
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 3:00am PST
employer mandate. however, a new poll shows one key group president obama was hoping would sign up for coverage the so-called young invincibles is the least informed about the law. gallop finds 63% of adults under the age of 30 say they are familiar with the law. that's nine points lower than any other group suggesting the white house still has a lot of work to do. and yesterday, during a google hang out, senator john cornyn accused the obama administration of lying on a number of issues including the benghazi raid and obama care. >> i think the current administration has taken lying to a new level. the willingness to mislead people or provide them just demonstrably false information and expect to move on. we've seen that most recently in the health care debate over if you like what you have you can keep it. something we can go back to 2010 and demonstrate that the department of health and human services knew was false. >> jim, he's running for re-election next year. >> is that an excuse. >> a lot of democrats running in the south and i think you guys have the story on this, a lot
MSNBC
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm PST
interview president obama. chris hayes is up next. >>> good evening from new york, i'm chris hayes, the white house today got the best news it has had in two months about obama care. we will bring that news to you in a moment as well as the president's latest push to get young people to enroll. but it has always been the case, the political fate of obama care would rest ultimately on its performance, what it did for people's lives and not on the lies and slander directed at it from the right. and while the smears deployed against it get shorter and shorter we have the latest example. did you hear about the guy whose baby was denied coverage under obama care? >> those family plan quotes included myself, my wife, our 7, 5, and 3-year-old, and 18
CNN
Dec 7, 2013 11:00am PST
, shopping, games. all at their fingertips. the good news about the obama care website is a complete misnomer. yes, it's better than it was but it's nowhere near writ should be for a website in 2013. effort very people you need to get in there and get involved. and then there's this. a recent gallop poll shows 37% of americans age 18 to 29d say they are not particular with the health care law. compare to to a quarter to the older age groups. the fine is $95 or 1% of a family's income for not having insurance next year. experts say it's going to take a couple years to get younger americans enrolled. mopeful hopefully by that time the remember site will be fixed. for real, really fixed. that's it for this week's "your money." see you back here at 9:30 eastern and 2:00 p.m. eastern as well. see you there. >>> hello, everyone. i'm fredricka whitfield. a storm system has lashed partz of the south and southeast. so far, texas has taken the brunt of it. cnn's ed lavandera is live for us right now in dallas. so, ed, it's still looks like you're in the deep freeze in the big "d." >> it's look the larg
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm PST
but our 18-month-old was left ooff. i called up the new york state health exchange. that's obama care for new york and was advised no, they don't allow children to be on family plans under 2 years of age. >> so fast forward. it becomes public and then all of a sudden you get the magical call. >> i contacted the press. after i tried to solve this for weeks, speaking to managers. i called the "new york post." the new york post calls them and i received a panicked phone call from the health exchange saying listen, we'll get your daughter on your policy, on your family plan. >> so i guess the moral of the story is contact the press. >> the moral of the story is don't be an average american citizen and expect to get service. >> are you paying more? >>. >> now we play more. but we didn't choose an obama care plan. of the 56 plans available, none of them, not a single one offers coverage for things like memorial sloan kerting. no out of network coverage. the insurance companies are picking the doctors for you. >> we've got to run. thanks for telling your story. i wish you and your family the
FOX News
Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
signed up for obama care. the administration now admitting that there were problems processing new enrollment records. meaning many of those who think they've signed up for health insurance may still not be covered come january 1st. elizabeth prann has the details in washington. >> there are additional fears with those who think they have already signed up. the glitch per taking to electronic files sent from healthcare.gov to insurance companies. they're called 834 forms. companies use them to bill consumers. about 1 in 10 of those forms are showing errors such as misspelling, missing entries or a duplicate entry. in turn, the companies can't complete the transaction if any of thesing innings are raised. the white house says it's still a work in progress for the contractors. >> they're making sure everyone who enrolled is enrolled and addressing the challenges that were particularly keen in the beginning of this process. on the back end, the 834 forms. >> republican lawmaker, vow the fight to repeal obama care in light the administration's flip-flop on allowing folks to keep their
MSNBC
Dec 2, 2013 2:00pm PST
, how about new york? in this state, over 250,000 people have completed applications for obama care. over 40,000 people have enrolled in a private plan. and in the state of kentucky, where we were visiting not long ago, now the number is up to over 56,000 people have now enrolled in the private insurance or medicaid in a rural state of kentucky. how in the world could that happen? overall state exchanges nearly doubled their enrollment in the first two weeks of november, compared to all of october. and you know what, you just simply can't argue with the numbers. you can't argue with the result. you can't argue with the guy who went 109 yards for auburn and beat alabama. i mean, it happened. it's an absolute. it's definite. these are definite numbers. there is no doubt obama care is rolling in the and the mainstream media doesn't know what to do about it. this has republicans in a tight spot. they are simply taking their obama care smear campaign to the next level. all you have to do is watch the sunday shows. sunday talk shows filled with a whole bunch of new bogus gop talking point
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 7:00am EST
obama's new health fix-it man. a post just went up. can you talk about that? be one of the to white house'lobbyists to capitol hill and was working with congress when they pass the affordable care act. this appears to be a response to a freak out on capitol hill among democrats regarding the issue of people's policies being canceled because they did not meet the rules. may be the white house felt they had some of who is dedicated to this issue and had worked on getting a bill passed with the democratic lawmakers, maybe they could quell this discontent before a republican bill coming up on the house floor. that is what was going on a few weeks ago. from let's go to dan anchorage, alaska. caller: this is dan. my question is about the in theon of dedicated states that turned it down. who decides whether a state turns it down? is if the governor or the legislature of the state? is there any way if the state turned it down that they can change their mind and take it? guest: the answer is it depends on the state. usually the legislature has to pass a bill and the governor has to sign it.
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
obama announced a new $100 million initiative today to help find a cure for hiv. the president made the announcement at the white house to mark world aids day which was yesterday. the money will go to the national institutes of health. the president says the u.s. should be at the forefront of discoveries to eliminate hi vice president or put it into remission without requiring life long therapy. >> those of who you lived through it remember all too well the fear and the stigma and how hard people with hiv had to fight to be seen or heard or to be treated with basic compassion. >> the white house also marked world aids day by hanging a giant red ribbon between columns. president obama announced the u.s. has surs passed the goal he set last year to support 6 million people around the globe in getting access to antiretroviral drugs. >>> a new epidemic of sorts is being reported in america, a growing number of twins. nearly half babies born to mothers who use advanced fertility aids were multiple births. twins have higher risk of prematurity and serious health problems. new guidelines e
CBS
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am PST
reform, mr. obama spoke to that new political reality. >> i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. if you've got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> reporter: the president's advisers can see mr. obama is on the defensive and more campaign-style events are needed to resell obama care. the next big test comes in two weeks when a crush of consumers is expected to try to enroll for insurance by january 1st. major garrett, cbs news, the white house. >>> and now to the first gun control legislation since last year's gus massacre at a connecticut elementary school. the house passed a bill extending legislation that prohibits firearms that can evade metal detecters and x-ray machines, plastic guns. susan mcginnis is in washington with more on the undetectable firearms act. good morning, susan. >> good morning, anne-marie. now, the current law expires on monday and it bans plastic firearms. this law has been around since 1988 and it's always been extended very easily, but this time some lawmakers
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 9:00am PST
then he's not done yet. this morning president obama announce add new plan to triple the federal government's use of renewable energy by 20% by the year 2020. as one anonymous official told "new york times" every day there will be something coming out of the white house. that sounds so sort of pllike foreboding. we hope it's something good. you see in the script i said this was return to the themes that got him elected. you sound like you would beg to differ in the first earlier discussion we had. i agree with e.j. dionne. he's making a big bet. it is still the economy, stupid. if you look at the gallop poll, 46% of the country see the economy as the most important issue, 96% say health care. >> look at the economic numbers out today. the first unemployment claims in a very long time, under 300,000. you had currently quarterly gdp far exceeding analyst expectations. you have a very good story to tell comparatively right now on the economy. the one thing that's been a drag on that is the obama care debate of the president clearly has to put a line, a straight line between where he
CBS
Dec 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
was then a brand-new united states senator from illinois. here was mr. obama's reaction late today to the death. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us, he belongs to the ages. through his dignity and unbending will to sacrifice his own freedom for the freedom of others, he transformed south africa and moved all of us. >> pelley: president obama used the word modiba an honorary tightle that translates at father. major garrett at the white house tells us this evening mr. obama plans to attend the state funeral in south africa. that is likely to be in about ten days. nelson mandela will be remembered as a man who emerged from a tiny village to become a defining figure of our time. he was born on july 18th, 1918 in a village called mvezo. his mother named him holy sashava meaning troublemaker, but later a teacher renamed him nelson. he moved to johannesburg at 23, he became one of the nation's first black lawyers and joined the opposition african national congress in the
CBS
Dec 9, 2013 4:00am PST
glaros, cbs news, chicago. >>> well, president obama and the first lady leave today to attend if memorial for nelson mandela in south africa. it will be one of the largest gatherings of the national dignitaries in years. alphonso van marsh is in south africa with a preview. alphonso, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. as you mentioned authorities are rushing to prepare for that massive memorial that will be held tomorrow at the stadium. now, that stadium holds some 95,000 people, but authorities are bracing to see a whole lot more. south africans are preparing for public services for nelson mandela this week. president obama leaves this morning for johannesburg where he'll attend tomorrow's massive public memorial. former presidents bush, clinton, and carter will also be in attendance along with 50 heads of state, making it one of the world's largest gathers in recent history. >> this is a test for us. >> reporter: the national task force says the country is prepared for keeping so many dignitaries safe. 11,000 soldiers have been set in place around the country to protec
FOX News
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am PST
is bad news for president obama across the board on health care policy, 59% of americans disapprove. 37% approve. on the economy, a whopping 65% disapprove. 31% approve. and on immigration policy, 60% disapprove of the president's take, just 32% approve. so you can see the president is standing among americans is at its lowest point ever. the question now becomes can the republican party capitalize in the grand ole party still divided between so-called moderate republicans and committed conservatives. the brawl has been going on for years. and right now the tea party is right in the middle of it. according to real clear politics average, a possible presidential candidates. chris christie a moderate is ahead at 189 percent. conservative rand paul 17%. senator ted cruz 12%. florida senator marco rubio 12%. congressman paul ryan 11%. and jeb bush 10.5%: all these men have a chance to run against hillary clinton in 2016. mrs. clinton is far ahead of any democratic challenger and will remain so. with americans disenchanted by obama care and a bad economy, it would seem the republicans would
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 7:00am PST
. >>> two months after the disastrous launch, healthcare.gov has a new look this morning. an obama administration official says the website has new life.pthe health and human services department met this weekend's self imposed deadline removing 400 bugs from the site. the project needs to prove itself to insurance customers. major garrett is at the white house. good morning. >> reporter: good morning norah and charlie. troubleshooters from google microsoft and other companies was brought in to fix the website. two months late the white house says the website is far from perfect but at least usable. the administration says its poorly designed health care website is operating 95% of the time. that looks good compared with this fact. one full month after obama care launched healthcare.gov was only available 43% of the time. the department of health and human services says error rates meaning website freezes and failures is less than 1% now. response time is how long consumers wait to perform a simple task have declined from 8 seconds to less than 1. jeffrey, the s
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 2:30am PST
the page on obama care. today the president will kick off a new three-week campaign to refocus the public's attention to the positive aspects of the health care law. senior administration officials tell politico the white house will target different benefits of the law each day leading up to the december 23rd deadline to receive coverage by the beginning of the new year. roughly 100,000 people signed up for health insurance through the federal exchange last month. of course, up from the under 27,000 who successfully signed up for coverage in the month of october. meanwhile, the white house picked up a key legal victory yesterday as the supreme court said it would not hear a case challenging the law's employer mandate. however, a new poll shows one key group president obama was hoping would sign up for coverage, the so-called young invincibles, is the least informed about the law. gallup finds just 63% of adults under the age of 30 say they are familiar with the law. that's at least nine points lower than any other group, suggesting the white house, well, they've got a little bit of work t
CBS
Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
workers walked away from their jobs in new york. president obama endorsed the minimum wage to $10 an hour, but the proposals have gone nowhere in congress. >>> new information tonight on that deadly train derailment in new york city. today we learned that the operator of the train told law enfor enfortsment, enforcement. investigators determined there was nothing wrong with the brakes, which operator william rockefeller says he applied as the train was crashing. the train was going 82 miles an hour when it went off the tracks killing four people. >>> a final report has now been released about ath of the cleveland kidnapper. the conclusion is, he committed suicide in his prison cell. two nationally regarded correction consultants issued the findings and they rejected a suggestion that his death by hanging was an accident. castro was serving a life sentence for imprisoning and raping three women for a decade. >>> a federal judge gave detroit the green light today to proceed with the largest municipal bankruptcy in history. the ruling permits the city to avoid paying billions of dollars it
FOX News
Dec 8, 2013 2:00pm PST
. then, the white house launches a new obama care offensive. >> you got good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing i
FOX News
Dec 1, 2013 4:00pm PST
. live with the news tonight, steve? >> the obama administration is claiming victory in its push to fix that troubled health care website. healthcare.gov was officially launched october 1st but only now is it working properly. the agency responsible for building the site issued a six-page performance report saying the website's moving smoothly for the vast majority of its users. an obama adviser talked about the progress in a conference call with reporters. >> the site is now stable and operating at its intended capacity with greatly improved performance. the speed has more than tripled with over 400 bugs fixed. eliminating critical glitches and making improvements that the consumer experienced throughout the site. >> that report said that the website had the response time of one second compared to eight seconds when it was launched, lower rate of error, it is consistently stable 90% of the time, there's a 24/7 command center, and the site supports a minimum of 800,000 users a day and that's 50,000 at any one time. but republicans say there's still a big problem. >> the security of this
MSNBC
Dec 3, 2013 6:00am PST
candid. one adviser told -- one adviser to president obama told "the new york times," "it's pretty clear this isn't really about the islands. it's about a desire of some in china to assert themselves that-in ways that until recently they didn't have the military capability to make real. they say it's in response to our efforts to contain them, but our analysis is that it's really their effort to push our presence further out into the pacific." but in the mixed messages and the hedging that have become typical of u.s. policy toward china, while the pentagon sent two b-52 bombers into the area a week ago without telling china as a little bit of a test, the faa advised american airlines to identify themselves before entering the air space. the japanese say that's kowtowing to china. the administration claims it simply is a safety precaution. and biden said today he will raise the air space issue with the chinese when he travels to beijing later tonight. he's now left to patch up the relationship with tokyo as well. biden said this morning the u.s. is committed to, quote, rebalancing its pol
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 3:30am EST
to you. doctor, doctor, why won't you take my obama insurance. why many physicians fear obama will hurt their bottom line and they've decided not to participate. and then pay your damn parking tickets. we'll have that story when we return. >> this isn't a new channel, this is a watershed moment in media for america. >> this entire region is utterly devastated. >> people our here are struggling. >> the fire jumped the highway we took earlier. >> your average viewer want's to actually understand how the health care law is going to help them or hurt them. >> they know they can get extremist bickering somewhere else. >> people say that we're revolutionary. our revolution is just going back to doing the best in journalism. >> this is the place to go watch high quality journalism, period. >> more than 29 the thousand americans enrolled in health plans over the weekend. that's more people than during the entire month of october. on tuesday, healthcare.gov had more than 150,000 online visitors. but that does not mean that they could all sign up. the insurance companies express concern about th
NBC
Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
went on live it's and broke the sad news to his country. >> our beloved nelson mandela, the founding president of our democratic nation has departed. >> president zuma's announcement was followed within the hour by president obama from the white house. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> part of an emotional appearance late today by president obama in the white house briefing room. nbc news correspondent roh rohit kachroo. all tonight we have seen people gathering to celebrate and sing celebrating the life of nelson mandela. while it's important to note that some will wake up to the sad news in the morning. >> reporter: that's right, brian. it is incredibly early in the morning here. almost 2:00. and many south africans haven't heard the news yet. but a few hundred of those who have came down here to nelson mande mandela's home. immediately they have gathered around us. they are singing songs from the anti-apartheid struggle. singing
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 2:00am PST
and that's bad news for obama because he does, as you mentioned, he needs those 20-somethings and millennials to enroll in obama care to get the numbers up. he's launched a three-week tour in which he will be speaking at colleges and universities trying to urge them to enroll so he can get those numbers ahead of the december 23rd deadline so folks can get enrolled by january 1st. >> we heard the president talk about a lot of issues from income inequality to raising the minimum wage to immigration. what issues will be at the forefront of his agenda as we enter 2014? >> i think he would like to see something get done on minimum wage but i'm not sure much can get done. all eyes will turn to this budget deal between representsive ryan and murray to see if they can prevent another shutdown. >> thanks for your time as always, kevin. >> thanks for having me. >> this is "first look" on msnbc. stay with msnbc for more coverage of nelson mandela's death. "way too early" starts right now. >> i have challenan idea of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harm
CNN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am PST
the new york stock exchange. >>> let's head to the white house now because this is good news for the obama administration, it comes on the heels of all the bad news about obama care. brianna keilar is at the white house this morning. good morning, brianna. >> reporter: good morning to you, carol. this is positive news for the obama administration. we don't have official reaction yet, that normally comes later generally in this hour so we'll be looking to are that but i think the read -- we've been through so many reports i think we have a sense of what the reaction will be, this say positive trend, still more work to do and you said carol, this allows president obama to focus on the economy, something he already tried to do this week in an address where he outlined new economic initiatives like the minimum wage, like increasing investments and infrastructure and education, so this gives him a little fuel to do that as the rollout to obama care has been so rocky. this is certainly something the white house is welcoming here. >> we'll check back. brianna keilar live at the white house this m
CBS
Dec 2, 2013 4:00am EST
'agata, cbs news, glasgow, scotland. >>> the obama administration says its health care website has improved but more work is needed. the administration set a december 1st deadline to fix the troubled website. health and human services officials said the worst of the glifrps and delays may be over. susan mcginnis is in washington with the details. susan, good morning. >> anne-marie, good morning. it was two months ago that healthcare.gov opened for business. since then with too many glitches and crashes and bugs to count, the site became an em barmt to the white house. well, now, after a massive reworking, the administration says the site will work for most of the people most of the time. the government estimates more than 800,000 people will now be able to shop for insurance coverage every day. more than 50,000 people can log on to the website at one time. the administration's chief trouble shooter says the difference is like night and day from the website's disastrous startup. >> we have a much more stable system that's reliable open for business, and that's important because at the end of
FOX News
Dec 2, 2013 4:00pm PST
is the capital of the state of new hampshire. it's one of the ten hospitals that aren't in the exchange. we only have one insurer in the exchange. and, again, because there's mandated coverage within obama care, what -- the only way that the -- as i understand it, this provider is trying to drive down cost, is reduce the network and then try to get the hospitals that are in the network to take less than they would normally in payment for the services. so obviously the concord hospital didn't think that was financially viable. again, people in new hampshire, can you imagine being in the capital of the state of new hampshire, the concord hospital, if that was where your doctors were, you can't go to those doctors anymore if you're on the exchange. it's less choice for people. i'm hearing it from my constituents all the time. one of the impacts of this law, unfortunately. >> senator, thank you for joining us. thank you. >> thanks, greta. >> the really bum news is that it isn't just the other guy. it's you, too. we're finding out more and more that you cannot keep your doctor even if you like your d
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
america will not play the audio of those 911 calls. >>> a new report shows healthcare.gov around 29,000 people signed up for health insurance on sun and monday, a figure that sur praises the total for the whole month of october. and president obama said the income gap between rich and poor americans keep growing. income inequality is jeopardizing the middle class. that's it with our stories. "real money" is nex next on al jazeera. ♪ >> bosses are hiring more workers. builders are selling more new homes. we're breaking down the numbers for signs that the economy may finally turning a corner. if you like your doctor you can keep your doctor as long as your doctor keeps your network. and how a small mistake from your past could come back and haunt your credit score. i'm ali velshi. this is "real money." ♪ >> this is "real money." you are the most important part of the show so join our live conversation for the next half hour by using this handle @aj real money. despite your lack of confidence, hear me out and then decide. we found out that new home sales jump 21.6% compared to last
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